sm89walt (1687) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 4, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask - Planet Thanet Festival 2010, Margate. Poured a dark brown with a fine bubbly beige head. Smokey and roasty malt aromas backed by light chocolate notes and a hint of raisin. Similar flavours, more prominent dark fruit notes. I felt the body let it down slightly, light and a bit on the watery side with an ok finish.
Bullit (3823) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 16, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ 3 Judges. Black colour, tan head. Aroma is salt, seaweed, sour, roasted malts. Flavour roasted malts, hint of coffee. Fairly dry and slightly bitter.
leaparsons (7662) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Very dark with a thin foam. Aromas are chocolate and roast malts with berries and raisins. Lightly smoky with bready yeast. Flavours are sweet malts with floral, medicinal notes and dark chocolate bitterness. Fruity with some citrus sourness. A very good mild.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask gravity at Bedford BF ’09. Very dark brown. Sweet malty aroma and taste. A little grain, but sweetness is the predominant sensation.
Christian (10754) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with a small off-white head. Fruity aroma with plums, and also some caramel. Rich and dark flavour with fruity plum notes, and dark, bitter chocolate
Svesse (5796) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Cask at Lass o’ Gowrie, Manchester, 23 July 2009) Black colour with creamy, brown head. Roasted, malty nose with notes of coffee, dark chocolate and cream. Malty, roasted taste with coffee (with milk) and chocolate. Slightly below medium body, creamy and smooth mouthfeel. Nice and well balanced mild.
HogTownHarry (5976) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask. At The Wenlock Arms. Near opaque reddish-black pour, with an average lasting tan head - looks just like it should. Deep, deep roast aroma - strong coffee, dark chocolate, some anise and herbal bitterness, smelled a tad acidic. The taste followed - strong roast, no alcohol, acidic but not sour, definitely plenty of bittering hops in this one, and most important, no cola/rootbeer character: terrific mild flavour. Wonderfully thick-bodied, creamy and intensely flavourful deep roast palate presence - 4+. A lovely, wonderful, must-have-more mild!
Ethereal (2399) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 3, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Battersea Beer Festival, 13th Feb 2009. Very dark brown, little bit of foamy head. Lovely and smooth, full without being heavy. Delicate coffee flavours and aromas. Good balance. Could do with more pronounced flavours but overall a very good mild in the classic mold.
ha1ag (683) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, TNX Sarah ! Color is dark orange - ruby, small dark tan head, roasted nose. Aroma si roasted, with coffee and chocloate nougat. Flavour is mild bitter, with roassted aftertaste. Very nice
cgarvieuk (12767) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at cloisters ... Deep black /red ... little dry malt nose ... dry hoppy little malt ... little dry bitter malts...